Personal Care

Merquat™ Polymers

Merquat™ conditioning polymers for more than 50 years have been the most trusted name to deliver exceptional conditioning results in shampoos, conditioners, hair colors and bleaches, perms and relaxers, hair styling products, liquid soaps, shower gels, creams and lotions, soap bars, shaving products and mascaras. Merquat polymers are the broadest range of conditioning polymers on the market today.

For applications that require wet and dry combing performance, positive skinfeel, enhanced foam, moisturization, static reduction, shine, hair color protection, enhanced slip and more, there is a Merquat polymer to meet your needs.

Merquat™ 5 Polymer - Polyquaternium-5
A dry cationic conditioning copolymer consisting of methacryloylox-ethyl trimethyl ammonium methylsulfate (METAMS) and acrylamide.
Product % Solids Preservative
Merquat™ 5 Polymer ≥ 92 Contains no preservatives
Merquat™ 100 Series - Polyquaternium-6
Aqueous solutions of the highly charged cationic homopolymer of diallyl dimethyl ammonium chloride.
Product % Solids Preservative
Merquat™ 100 Polymer 39-44 Contains no preservatives
Merquat™ 106 Polymer 30-36 Contains no preservatives
Merquat™ 550 Series - Polyquaternium-7
Aqueous salt dispersions of diallyldimethyl-ammonium chloride (DADMAC) acrylamide (ACAM) copolymer.
Product % Solids Preservative
Merquat™ 2200 Polymer ≥92 Contains no preservatives
Merquat™ 550 Polymer 8.5-9.5 Methyl and propyl paraben
Merquat™ 550L Polymer 8.5-9.5 Methyl and propyl paraben
Merquat™ 550PR Polymer 8.8-9.8 Sodium benzoate
Merquat™ 740 Polymer 41-45 Sodium benzoate
Merquat™ S Polymer 8.5-9.5 Methyl and propyl paraben
Merquat™ CG600 Polymer 46-51 Contains no preservatives
Merquat™ 7SPR Polymer 8.8-9.8 Sodium benzoate
Merquat™ 280 Series - Polyquaternium-22
Ampholytic copolymers of diallyl dimethyl ammonium chloride and acrylic acid.
Product % Solids Preservative
Merquat™ 280 Polymer 39-43 Methyl and propyl paraben
Merquat™ 280NP Polymer 39-43 Contains no preservatives
Merquat™ 280SD Polymer ≥94 Contains no preservatives
Merquat™ 281 Polymer 39-43 Contains no preservatives
Merquat™ 295 Polymer 35-40 Contains no preservatives
Merquat™ 3330 Series - Polyquaternium-39
Ampholytic terapolymers of acrylic acid, diallyl dimethyl ammonium chloride and acrylamide.
Product % Solids Preservative
Merquat™ 3330DRY Polymer ≤ 92% Contains no preservatives
Merquat™ 3330PR Polymer 10.2-11.5 Sodium benzoate
Merquat™ 3331PR Polymer 9.4-10.4 Sodium benzoate
Merquat™ 3940 Polymer 41.0-45.0 Sodium benzoate
Merquat™ PLUS 3330 Polymer 9.4-10.4 Methyl and propyl paraben
Merquat™ PLUS 3331 Polymer 9.4-10.7 Methyl and propyl paraben
Merquat™ 2001 Series - Polyquaternium-47
Aqueous solutions of an amphoteric terpolymer of acrylic acid, methacrylamido-propyl trimethyl ammonium chloride (MAPTAC) and methylacrylate (MA).
Product % Solids Preservative
Merquat™ 2001 Polymer 20.0-22.0 Sodium benzoate
Merquat™ 2001N Polymer 20.0-22.0 Sodium benzoate
Merquat™ 2003PR Polymer - Polyquaternium-53
An aqueous solution of an ampholytic terpolymer consisting of methacrylamidopropyl trimethyl ammonium chloride (MAPTAC), acrylamide and acrylic acid.
Product % Solids Preservative
Merquat™ 2003PR 19.5-22.5 Phenoxy ethanol

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